The Arkansas Discovery Network was initiated in 2006 with funding from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. More than $14,000,000 has been awarded from the Reynolds Foundation and other donors over the years to support our mission of making hands-on, interactive museum experiences more accessible to the state's 498,000 schoolchildren and their families.
The Network's six member organizations are located strategically throughout Arkansas to extend outreach to all areas. The museums support each other by sharing operational strategies, collaborating with teachers and expanding educational programs. Network members include the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, Mid America Science Museum in Hot Springs, Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff, Amazeum in Bentonville, Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover and Arkansas State University Museum in Jonesboro.
Each of the partners, together, is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experience to the children, families and teachers of Arkansas. This is accomplished, in part, through a mobile museum vehicle, engaging interactive custom and rental exhibits, ongoing contact with advisory groups, teacher workshops, and networking with other museums, libraries and community centers in the state and throughout the country. All these efforts will contribute to a unique synergy of systems that cannot fail to improve the quality educational experiences in Arkansas.
Learn more about the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation: http://www.dwrf.org/